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Asbestos is widely recognised as a silent killer with particular emphasis within the construction industry. This source makes evident that asbestos is acutally a 'generic term for a number of fibrous silicate minerals. Products made from asbestos cement - a bonded asbestos material - include fibro sheeting (flat and corrugated) as well as water, drainage and flue pipes, roofing shingles and guttering' (Department of Justice and Attorney-General 2014).
Following from this, the source further identifies the impacts on health of those exposed and as Steve is responsible for the safety of workers on-site, this site is highly relevant. The safe work procedures when working with asbestos are also identified which is critical information for all workers on the construction site. As seen with most procedures in the construction industry, legislation which governs the policies and procedures with asbestos need to be made readily available from the Work Health and Safety Act (2011).
Asbestos continues to claim the lives of workers in today's society, therefore it is imperative for Steve, who has the most influence on the safety of workers on-site must have a sound understanding of asbestos handling and removal.